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Eldridge Cleaver
Biographical Information

Birth Date:August 31, 1935
Astrology Sign:Virgo
Chinese Sign:Pig - Yin
Birth Name:Leroy Eldridge Cleaver
Birth Place:Wabbaseka, AR
Died Date:May 1, 1998

Occupation:Civil rights leader

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Eldridge Cleaver

Biography:Eldridge Cleaver (August 31, 1935 - May 1, 1998) was a prominent American civil rights leader and activist, beginning as prominent member of the Black Panther Party.

Born in Wabbaseka, Arkansas, Cleaver's family moved to Phoenix and then to Los Angeles. As a teenager he became involved in petty crime, and in 1957 was convicted of assault with intent to murder. While in prison, he wrote a book of essays, Soul on Ice, which was influential in the black power movement and infamous for, among many things, his admission to raping several white women which he defended as "an insurrectionary act." He also admitted that he began his career as a rapist by "practicing on black girls in the ghetto." However, in Soul on Ice he simply states that his criminal actions have nothing to do with his views in the book, which is now considered a classic by many people.

Cleaver was released from prison in 1966, after which he joined the Oakland-based Black Panther Party and served as its Minister of Information (spokesperson).

He was a candidate for President in 1968 on the ticket of the Peace and Freedom Party. That same year, he was injured in a conflict between the Panthers and Oakland police. Charged with attempted murder, he jumped bail to flee to Algeria - where he was joined by Timothy Leary. Cleaver placed Leary under "revolutionary arrest" as a counter-revolutionary, although Leary was later released. Cleaver later left Algeria, and spent time in both Cuba, and France.

In 1975, Cleaver modeled anatomically fitted men's pants he designed featuring a "Cleaver sleeve" which was a penis sheath that was basically a sock protruding from the front of a pair of pants (see "Eldridge Cleaver Models his hot new pants" in Rolling Stone issue 197 dated October 9, 1975). The sleeve accommodated free movement and size changes of the enclosed male organ.

Chinese Horoscope for Eldridge Cleaver
Includes characteristics and Vices
Eldridge Cleaver's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 04, 1935 - January 23, 1936
Birthday: August 31, 1935

The Pig is a Yin,
and is the Twelfth sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Eldridge Cleaver's Personality Tarot Card The Hanged Man - Personality Card

Birthday: August 31, 1935

A sacrifice must be made in order to gain something of great value.

Eldridge Cleaver's Character Tarot Card The Empress - Character Card

Birthday: August 31, 1935

Abundance, fruitfulness and fertility; perhaps marriage or children.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Eldridge Cleaver's Growth Tarot Card Death

Birthday: August 31, 2017

Changes: the end of the old and the birth of the new.




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